The Tower of London in English Renaissance Drama : Icon of Opposition Hardback
Part of the Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory series
The Tower of London in English Renaissance Drama historicizes the Tower of London's evolving meanings in English culture alongside its representations in twenty-four English history plays, 1579-c.1634, by William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe and others.
While Elizabeth I, James I, and Charles I fashioned the Tower as a showplace of royal authority, magnificence, and entertainment, many playwrights of the time revealed the Tower's instability as a royal symbol and represented it, instead, as an emblem of opposition to the crown and as a bodily and spiritual icon of non-royal English identity.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 14 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/05/2008
- Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
- ISBN: 9780415963176